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Places With The Best Housing In Washington 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Sammamish, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,136
  • I have lived in and around Sammamish, Washington and visited the area numerous times in the past. Sammamish is truly one of the best hidden gems in the entire country, as it features absolutely stunning
73
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,467
76
  • Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,015
74
  • Cottage Lake, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,845
78
  • Bellevue, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 136,718
  • i hate this so much because a stupid fucking kid named angela lives here she is a piece of shit pleasel shes rich and self entitleed and names her ppets after expensive brands her dad is a stupid weed
74
  • Newcastle, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,189
78
  • Redmond, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,268
  • I lived in Redmond Washington for 10 years during the 1990s. I loved the small town ambiance of the area. It's located just a mere short distance from famous Seattle Washington so there is plenty to do
72
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,576
76
  • Bothell East, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,064
72
  • Snoqualmie, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,510
78
  • Woodinville, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,549
  • Smoke filled weekends and evenings for about 9 months where you cannot go outside and hike the neighborhood with your dog unless you wish to breath cancer causing air pollution from selfish idiots
65
  • Seattle, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 668,849
  • As I said, everyone has their opinion, there experience sort of speak, and here is mine. I lived in Seattle for about 5 years, 2009-2011, and 2015-beginning 2018. When you first get there it looks nice,
70
  • Normandy Park, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,598
76
  • Kirkland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,812
  • There is nothing wrong with this city aside for the hefty price tag. Buying a house here and maintaining a living is tough but you get what you pay for. Everything in this city is perfect the people are
74
  • Issaquah, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,728
70
  • Mukilteo, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,994
78
  • Duvall, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,534
71
  • Lake Forest Park, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,156
71
  • Maltby, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,221
73
  • Wollochet, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,386
70
  • North Bend, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,475
77
  • Kenmore, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,830
70
  • Hobart, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,474
77
  • Mill Creek, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,372
74
  • Silver Firs, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,221
70
  • Lake Tapps, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,030
72
  • Brier, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,530
64
  • Edmonds, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,020
69
  • Mill Creek East, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,771
75
  • Felida, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,857
70
  • Maplewood, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,223
70
  • Artondale, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,506
64
  • Picnic Point, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,068
71
  • Bothell, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,153
67
  • Vashon, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,844
64
  • East Renton Highlands, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,549
71
  • Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,742
74
  • Camas, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,393
  • Think twice before you move here. This town is noisy due to planes and trains. Camas and Washougal are so-called quiet zones for the train whistles. Nice theory but the train operators don't honor the
64
  • Woods Creek, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,852
68
  • Fairwood, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,724
77
  • Bothell West, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,833
67
  • Eastmont, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,403
52
  • Martha Lake, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,703
72
  • Shoreline, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,021
  • As a resident of Shoreline, Washington, I would recommend relocating to this growing metropolis. The city is just 9-10 miles from Seattle. Therefore, we have access to landmarks such as the Space Needle
66
  • Barberton, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,440
80
  • Maple Valley, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,093
63
  • Gig Harbor, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
69
  • Edgewood, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,862
67
  • Cavalero, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,119
71
  • Alderwood Manor, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,037

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Washington. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Washington to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Washington as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Washington, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.